87-year-old wrong-way driver causes crash on Rte. 25 on Dec. 30

Jan 3, 2022

An 87-year-old New Bedford man was driving the wrong way on Rte. 25 on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 30, leading to a crash with another car on the highway at about 7:08 a.m.

Both drivers needed to be extricated from their vehicles by Wareham Fire Department personnel.

The 87-year-old was transported to St. Luke’s with injuries, and was issued a criminal summons for wrong-way driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. He was driving a white 2014 Toyota Camry.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 38-year-old man from Taunton, was transported with minor injuries. He was driving a 2012 Hyundai Elantra.

Firefighters extricated both drivers within minutes, under the command of Captain Chip Deblois. Firefighters involved include Dana Lofgren, Chis McIntosh, and Evan Moretti with Engine 1 and Captains Mark Rogers, Jim Brandolini, Chris Smith, and recruit call firefighter Savannah Kelley with Rescue 1.